[Samba] Re: problem with sambaNextRid (WAS: updating samba/ldap: do I need new attributes?)

Adam Williams awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Wed Mar 25 13:47:50 GMT 2009

Oh, i calculate the RID by hand and add it with net groupmap add 
rid=xxxx ntgroup="what ever" unixgroup=whatever type=d

and i think your math is wrong, it is group # * 2 + 1001.

to get a UID's RID, it is uid * 2 + 1000.

Thierry Lacoste wrote:
> Sorry if I missed your point but I have no problems with UIDs and GIDs.
> The smbldap-tools keep the next available ones in the attributes
> uidNumber and gidNumber of the sambaDomainName LDAP entry.
> The problem is that samba's RID calculation changed somewhere between
> 3.0.22 and 3.0.34.
> What should I do to upgrade as easily as possible from 3.0.22
> (where RID=1000+2*UID) to 3.0.34 (where the next available RID
> is kept in the sambaNextRid attribute of the sambaDomainName LDAP entry)?
> If I don't deel with this change I will have SID clashes.
> Or did you mean that you assign SIDs by hand with ldif files?
> Regards,
> Thierry

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